Yoga Day messages


By A Staff Reporter, Kathmandu, June 21 :  President Ramchandra Paudel has wished for the happiness, peace and good health of all Nepalis on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Friday

The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated across the world annually on June 21 since 2015, after the United Nations General Assembly in 2014 decided to observe it every year. 

President Paudel outlined the multiple physical and psychological benefits of Yoga such as relieving stress, increasing immunity, developing a positive mindset and enhancing self-discipline.

“Besides connecting the mind and body, yoga leads to knowledge, action, consciousness, strength and stability. Additionally, yoga helps make a person physically, mentally, and spiritually strong, contributing to a healthy lifestyle,” he added. 

“Our yoga gurus and scholars, along with historical and archaeological evidence confirm that Nepal is the land of yoga. Additionally, yoga has influenced our monasteries, sculptures, and paintings,” the President said. 

Stating that as Nepal can become the main destination for scholars from all over the world to study the science of yoga, he wished that this year’s World Yoga Day would spread the tradition of yoga everywhere and inspire everyone to be physically and mentally healthy and happy. 

Meanwhile, Vice President Ramsahay Yadav said Yoga is a symbol of developing a sense of harmony between mind, body and spirit.

In a message on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga, Vice President Yadav said Yoga is a holistic practice that includes physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation and moral principles.

“Since yoga is also a means of finding a sense of unity between the world community and nature, I believe that it will help strengthen the ideals of peace and tranquility in the world,” he added.

He also expressed his belief that this day would unite the world in a formula of unity, maintain inclusivity in the practice of yoga, and contribute to a healthy and happy human life. 

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